Amelanchier produces delicious berries known as Saskatoon berries. This variety is well adapted to our harsh climate. Drought tolerant, grows well in heavy soil. The berries, ranging in colour from violet-blue to purple, are high in pectin and ideal for jam and jelly making. This shrub prefers full sun and is a good bird landscaping choice. The Amelanchier settles in better when another variety is planted near by.
This shrub yields large berries, ideal for fresh consumption or in pies, possibly the best tasting variety. It is a tall, elongated, 4 metres shrub (14 feet), ovalin shape. Flowers early and produces very large berries (up to 10 mm in diameter).
Not as sweet as Smokey.
*Yield : 800 to 3 600 kg/ha.
Compatible variety :
Harvest type : Mechanical harvesting, self-picking
Harvest size : 800 to 3 600 kg/ha
Shrub type :
Description of the fruit : purple blue, big fruit
Fruit flavour : sweet fruit
Fruit weight :
Fruit Length : 10 mm diameter
Flowering period : may
Harvest time : july
Use of the fruit : Transformation, commercial production, self-picking
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